Jared White
Writer. Musician. Open Web Advocate. Programmer. Designer. Sci-Fi Nerd. Family Man.

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Simple Praxis

My new blog which joins the broader movement of progressive Christian writers and thought leaders who are heralding a return to the empire-challenging social justice movement which was the hallmark of Jesus’ ministry and of his disciples.

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INTERSECT

Published by my web software company Whitefusion, INTERSECT features articles about supporting the open web, security & privacy, UI/UX, and Ruby programming.

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Yarred

My alter ego as a producer of synthwave, chillout, and thematic electronica. Yarred combines cutting-edge DJ-style live groove production with classic keyboard playing on analog and digital synthesizers.

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Democrats’ blue wave was much larger than early takes suggested

Like in any election, Democrats both won some squeakers and lost some squeakers. They overperformed expectations in some races and underperformed them in others. And in 2018, it happens to be the case that Democrats got some of their most disappointing results in East Coast states with early closing times, while the GOP’s biggest disappointments came disproportionately in late-counting states.

Consequently, what felt to many like a disappointment as of 11 pm Eastern time on election night now looks more and more like a triumph.

I think reasonable people on all sides of the political spectrum can agree on one thing: political news coverage—especially on television—is heavily skewed towards sensationalism and knee-jerk reactions instead of deep analysis and factual reporting. Whether or not you believe in a “blue wave” last week, it’s clear that the rhetoric on both sides during the early election results failed to provide any meaningful coverage of what was really going on among the electorate. It’s looking like it’ll take weeks, if not months, to gain a clear picture of what this election means for U.S. politics going forward. #politics

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Stan Lee has died today. 95 years old. I never got into comic books at a kid, and for whatever reason, I’m still not a consumer of that medium—however, I’m absolutely hooked on comic book-based movies and TV shows. I love all the MCU movies, especially over the last four years. I love the Marvel shows on Netflix. I love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (I also love all the “Arrowverse” DC-based shows on The CW.) So the news of Stan’s passing hits me hard. What an incredible legacy of storytelling he leaves with us. #scifi #movies #tvshows

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I’ve decided (for the umpteenth time!) to resume daily microblogging. The plan is to post to my website once a day and syndicate to Twitter and Mastodon. I’ve really been enjoying other daily bloggers such as Seth Godin and Dave Winer for a while now, plus the folks I follow on Twitter who essentially use that platform for blogging. To aid me in this quest, I’m using Things to remind me every day at 11am Pacific to post something. We’ll see how it goes. 😃
#website #writing

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As a former resident of California, I thought you’d have to travel to the east coast to see fall color like this. Now living in Oregon, the most incredible scenery is right outside my door. I seem to catch my breath at least once every day! #oregonexplored

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📺 Episode 4 of Essential Life

Do you ever feel like a failure? Ever worry you’re not measuring up, that “they” are always more successful than you are? Maybe the issue isn’t that you’re actually a failure, but you’re struggling with the emotions of failure, and that is something we can work with!

Watch the video for this week’s essentialism challenge and let me how it’s going for you in the YouTube comments!

#portland #oregonexplored #minimalism #vlog

Jared White

📺 Episode 3 of Essential Life

One minute, I was strolling through the quaint neighborhoods and gentle parks of west Hillsboro…mere miles away from Portland, OR. Next thing you know, I’m totally LOST in the the woods! Do I ever make it out alive??? You’ll just have to watch this video to find out.

#portland #oregonexplored #minimalism #vlog

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After hiking through the woods and getting throughly turned around and literally going around in circles and retracing my steps, this was my mood! 😱

(Don’t worry, I found my way out eventually… all is well. 😜)
#comedy

Jared White

The good part about joining a gym that has a café area is I can bring my laptop here and get work done.

The bad part is now I’m sitting in a chair working on my computer, and I’m at a freakin’ gym! 🧐🤨😭


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